Brunch on a budget – when and where to get the best meal and deal!

Looking for a bite that doesn’t break the bank?

Charleston, South Carolina, has been ranked one of the top food cities in the country, but when it comes to the brunch lifestyle of trendy downtown, affordable is hard to come by.

As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these five restaurants allow it to be the meal everyone can enjoy.  


North Central Delicatessen

It is typical for Charleston restaurants to boast the local ingredients and traditional food staples of the South, however, North Central Delicatessen has a different philosophy.

Taking pride in its northern breakfast go-tos, it offers a range of options deriving from New Jersey, Chicago and Long Island, New York.

So if you tire of biscuits and grits, head over to North Central Delicatessen for a classic pork roll breakfast sandwich for only $8.75.


Gaulart & Maliclet Café

More commonly known as Fast and French, Gaulert & Maliclet is a quaint, traditional French restaurant nestled in downtown Charleston.

Here you can enjoy a sweet or savory croissant for only $6, and a hearty breakfast plate for $9.

Serving breakfast all day, it makes a great local hot spot for late risers.


Myth Cafe

Newly established and budget friendly, Myth Cafe is worth a visit.

As if this All-American cafe didn’t already offer all menu items for under $10, students can also use a student ID for a 10 percent discount – to fill your stomach without burning a hole in your pocket.  

Got a sweet tooth? Hello there, cinnamon maple glazed scone!


Harbinger Bakery and Café

This bakery has got you covered when it comes to cheap eats.

Located on Upper King Street, its trendy matcha lattes and wide variety of scones for only $3.50 make it a new necessity for a quick and inexpensive morning chow-down.


Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Famous for its traditional Southern recipe, Callie’s has made it on most tourists’ to-do list while exploring the historic downtown area.  

There is no question as to why Callie’s grab-and-go-style restaurant makes the cut for the delicious yet affordable food list.  

Starting at just $3 for two biscuits, head over to King Street to have the homemade, buttery biscuits that have turned this originally in-home business into a booming, nationally recognized success.

by Hannah Berkley

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